Green Spaces

SouthWestRaleigh is rich in greenspace. The Capital Area Greenway Trail System crosses the city and connects parks and trails in a network of nature. Beaver Dam, the Centennial Bikeway Connector, and Reedy Creek are some of the trails local to SouthWestRaleigh.

Area parks run the gamut from small pocket parks to community parks such as Lake Johnson, Fred Fletcher, Pullen, and Jaycee, to the new 308-acre Dorothea Dix Park.

To see many native plant species and participate in garden activities, the JC Raulston Arboretum is well worth a visit.

Jun
28
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Jun 28 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
Jul
2
Sun
6:00 pm Sunday in the Park Concert Serie... @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill
Sunday in the Park Concert Serie... @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday in the Park Concert Series - Dix Park @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
This summer you can enjoy a “Sunday in the Park” concert series in two of Raleigh’s most delightful parks! Dorothea Dix Park and Fred Fletcher Park are partnering to offer a music series presenting a[...]
Jul
3
Mon
7:00 pm Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm
Central Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Jul
5
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Jul 5 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
Jul
7
Fri
6:00 pm First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome[...]